In recent years there has been a huge shift in both the way users consume IT as well as in the way IT organizations support those users. Cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices, and big data trends are disrupting the way IT previously managed technology resources in the enterprise.

With today’s announcement of Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation servers we have considered what the Future-Ready IT department needs while also addressing how more traditional workloads in the data center can best operate. After all, according to a survey Dell recently commissioned with Intel, over 60 percent of IT decision makers noted that their organization relies on a mix of traditional and emerging business applications.

The next generation of PowerEdge includes a slew of new disruptions such as software-defined storage technologies that allow customers to accelerate application performance by as much as 50 percent, as well as flexible platforms and innovative architectures that enable customers to tailor systems to meet their unique application and workload requirements.

Take for example business computing needs, such as a large company requiring an ERP solution for managing assets, general ledger and accounts payable and receivable, and other such heavy transactional use. ERPs require intensive IO bandwidth to process multiple transactions at a time. By using the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors, enhanced in-server Flash storage, and double the storage IO bandwidth to process more in less time, we are now enabling a more seamless ERP experience.

Big data analytics is largely recognized by organizations as a way to better understand how they serve their customers and clients. However, as the name suggests it typically involves storing and accessing information that is often discussed in the Terabyte and even Petabyte level. For example, large retailers want to create better experiences for their customers by understanding their interests and anticipating future needs. The biggest challenge, however, is sorting through and analyzing the vast amount of data available to guide decisions and influence outcomes. To address this, our new line-up includes the PowerEdge R730xd, the first hybrid storage server in the industry to employ 1.8-inch SATA flash drives. These flash drives are the densest of their type.